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‘Water mafias’ that suck Karachi dry

Posted by on 04/10/2015
Filed under Health, Subcontinent, Top Stories, World

Severe heart attacks rates down in Kuwait

Posted by on 01/10/2015
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Severe heart attacks rates down in Kuwait

Severe heart attacks rates down in Kuwait

KUWAIT: The death rates resulting from severe heart attacks is down to less than two percent thanks to the national heart attack prevention program, said a Kuwait Health Ministry official here yesterday. Dr. Khaled Al-Sahlawi, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Health said the program, using updated methods to prevent severe heart attacks, had contributed to […]

UK to attempt first womb transplants – ‘There’s an innate desire for women to carry their own baby’

UK to attempt first womb transplants – ‘There’s an innate desire for women to carry their own baby’

Posted by on 30/09/2015
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UK to attempt first womb transplants – ‘There’s an innate desire for women to carry their own baby’

LONDON: Britain will attempt to carry out its first womb transplants after a clinical trial enabling 10 women to undergo the procedure was approved, doctors said yesterday. Surgeons hope to replicate the success of the world’s firstever effective womb transplant, conducted on a 36-year-old woman in Sweden who gave birth last year. More than 100 […]

Dialysis stopped for expat patients

Posted by on 29/09/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Dialysis stopped for expat patients

Dialysis stopped for expat patients

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health has stopped kidney dialysis for expatriates, informed sources said. A large number of patients who undergo kidney dialysis at Mubarak Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah kidney dialysis centers were surprised that kidney dialysis has been made exclusive only for Kuwaitis, but the rule was not activated for many years, the sources said. The […]

India delays implementation of bigger tobacco pack warnings

India delays implementation of bigger tobacco pack warnings

Posted by on 29/09/2015
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India delays implementation of bigger tobacco pack warnings

NEW DELHI: India has decided to delay implementation of bigger health warnings on tobacco packaging by a year until April 2016, as pressure mounts on New Delhi to take urgent steps to reduce tobacco consumption which kills up to 900,000 people a year. India last year said 85 percent of a cigarette packet’s surface should […]

Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo – ‘I’ve had chemotherapy. It’s not pretty’

Posted by on 28/09/2015
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Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo – ‘I’ve had chemotherapy. It’s not pretty’

Gene test finds which breast cancer patients can skip chemo – ‘I’ve had chemotherapy. It’s not pretty’

DURHAM, North Carolina: Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease – good news from a major study that shows the value of a gene-activity test to gauge each patient’s risk. The test accurately identified a group of women whose cancers are so likely to respond […]

Malaysia again shuts schools as Indonesian smoke thickens

Posted by on 27/09/2015
Filed under Asia, Health, World

Malaysia again shuts schools as Indonesian smoke thickens

Malaysia again shuts schools as Indonesian smoke thickens

KUALA LUMPUR: Thick white smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming enveloped Malaysia’s capital and other areas yesterday, triggering school closures for the following day as weeks of choking haze showed no sign of abating. Pollution readings in Kuala Lumpur soared into the “very unhealthy” territory in the Malaysian government’s hourly air-quality index. The Ministry of Education […]

Is climate change killing American starfish? – ‘They are as charismatic as you can be as an intertidal species’

Posted by on 22/09/2015
Filed under America, Health, Top Stories, World

Health facilities alerted to the dangers of cholera

Health facilities alerted to the dangers of cholera

Posted by on 21/09/2015
Filed under Health, Kuwait, Other News

Health facilities alerted to the dangers of cholera

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Health affirmed its preparedness to prevent cholera from entering the country through activation of all preventive measures. The Ministry has contacted the General Administration of Customs for arranging the preventive measures, including barring the entry of foods with passengers, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry for Public Health Affairs Dr Majeda Al-Qattan […]

Special investigation: Bungling by UN agency hurt Ebola response – ‘We’ve already seen what the old leadership at WHO has been able to do’

Posted by on 21/09/2015
Filed under Africa, Health, Top Stories, World

Health Ministry marks World Alzheimer’s Day

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Health Ministry marks World Alzheimer’s Day

Health Ministry marks World Alzheimer’s Day

KUWAIT: The Health Ministry celebrated World Alzheimer’s Day yesterday to raise public awareness of this disease that afflicts more than 47 million people worldwide, according to the latest statistics. Head of Geriatric Medicine at Al-Sabah Hospital Dr Hadil Al-Othman told the press that the celebration is held under the international slogan ‘Remember Me.’ It aims […]

Art of Living trainer Yousuf Nissan in Kuwait

Posted by on 21/09/2015
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Art of Living trainer Yousuf Nissan in Kuwait

Art of Living trainer Yousuf Nissan in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Sajee Yousuf Nissan, an Indian inspirational speaker and a trainer of ‘The Art of Living’ has arrived in Kuwait on a brief visit. During his two-week-long stay in Kuwait, he will conduct discourses and training programs on the practical aspects of ancient Indian wisdom. Currently, he is conducting a special program at the India […]